• Taxon tree

    The tool provides a taxonomy tree

  • WoRMS Taxon match

    You can use the WoRMS Taxon Match Tool (credits) to automatically match your species list or taxon list with WoRMS. After matching, the tool will return your file with the AphiaID's, valid names, authorities, WoRMS classification and/or any other output you selected.

  • Marine knowledge Gate 2.0

    he Marine Knowledge Gate 2.0 (EurOcean_KG) is an innovative online repository of marine research projects and results (Knowledge Outputs) with funding from the EU and major national Research Funding and Performing Organisations (RFPOs) from 25 European coastal countries, as well as from Regional and International Agencies. EurOcean_KG Advanced Search functionalities provide easy access to the information/knowledge to a broad spectrum of interested people. Practical information on these functionalities is included in the Search Tips. Through EurOcean involvement in the FP7 Coordination and Support Action “STAGES” (Science and Technology Advancing Governance on Good Environmental Status), EurOcean_KG has been expanded to include projects from new EU Funding Programmes as well as project with national and regional funding. Additionally, it offers information on the relevance, if any, to Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Marine Directive or MSFD) research and implementation. The previous Marine Knowledge Gate 1.0 was an upgrade of the EurOcean InfoBase on European Marine Research Funded Projects (EurOcean_MaP InfoBase). Through EurOcean involvement in the FP7 Support Action “MarineTT” (European Marine Research Knowledge Transfer and Uptake of Results), EurOcean_KG included a component for information on the knowledge generated by research projects or ‘Knowledge Outputs’ (KOs). Conceptually, the system is innovative containing not only profiles of each research project, but also information about the knowledge produced by the research activity in a non-technical language. Thus, EurOcean_KG consists of two main components: Projects and Knowledge Outputs.

  • The MARINA Spillover Strategy

    The MARINA Spillover Strategy defines the methodology and approach of the MARINA Spillover, the goals and types of the spillover activities, the processes for implement the spillover activities and the reporting of the spillover activities. The main aim of the Spillover Strategy is to increase the awareness of the Responsible Research and Innovation in 1) European regions that are currently lagging behind and 2) positioning Europe as a global leader in research governance.

  • MOOC on marine litter

    UN Environment and the Open University have created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter. It is part of Clean Seas and contributes to the goals of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter.

  • Ocean literacy tools from ResponSEAble

    You can find here videos, cartoons and other tools addressed to educators, citizens, policy makers, professionals and scientists. These tools have been made avilable by the ResponSEAble project

  • Responsible Research and Innovation Roadmap

    Applying Responsible Research and Innovation through stakeholder participation to address society’s challenges

  • Ocean Biogepgraphic Information System"

    "OBIS is a global open-access data and information clearing-house on marine biodiversity for science, conservation and sustainable development". "Vision & Mission VISION To be the most comprehensive gateway to the world’s ocean biodiversity and biogeographic data and information required to address pressing coastal and world ocean concerns. MISSION To build and maintain a global alliance that collaborates with scientific communities to facilitate free and open access to, and application of, biodiversity and biogeographic data and information on marine life. More than 20 OBIS nodes around the world connect 500 institutions from 56 countries. Collectively, they have provided over 45 million observations of nearly 120 000 marine species, from Bacteria to Whales, from the surface to 10 900 meters depth, and from the Tropics to the Poles. The datasets are integrated so you can search and map them all seamlessly by species name, higher taxonomic level, geographic area, depth, time and environmental parameters. OBIS emanates from the Census of Marine Life (2000-2010) and was adopted as a project under IOC-UNESCO’s International Oceanographic Data and Information (IODE) programme in 2009." (source: website at: )

  • European Atlas of the Seas

    "About the Atlas The European Atlas of the Seas provides information about Europe’s marine environment, covering topics such as nature, tourism, security, energy, passenger transport, sea bottom, sea level rise, fish consumption, and much more. Users can benefit from an enriched catalogue with more than 200 map layers to explore, collate and create their own marine and coastal maps. These maps can be printed, shared and embedded in articles or presentations. The Atlas is the ideal tool for schools, researchers and professionals, or anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge. The Atlas aims to raise awareness of Europe's seas and coasts in the context of the EU's integrated maritime policy. To improve accessibility to all EU citizens, the Atlas is available in the 24 official languages of the European Union. Stay tuned! Each week, on this website, we put the spotlight on a new map worth exploring. Take a moment to tune in and enhance your marine knowledge! Twitter: Facebook:" (source: the website:;p=w;bkgd=5;theme=2:0.75;c=1253866.2175874896,7033312.218247009;z=4 )

  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, is a spatially referenced online database, aggregating marine mammal, seabird, sea turtle and ray & shark observation data from across the globe.

    Who we are As part of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), a group of investigators, led by Andrew Read and Patrick Halpin of Duke University, is building Ocean Biogeographic Information System Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations (OBIS-SEAMAP), a spatially, temporally interactive online archive for marine mammal, sea turtle, seabird and ray & shark data. This service is made possible by data sharing from contributors all over the world. OBIS is one of the projects of Census of Marine Life. Visit Patrick Halpin's Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab web site Visit Andy Read's Marine Conservation Ecology Lab web site Goals OBIS-SEAMAP is aimed at augmenting our understanding of the distribution and the ecology of marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays & sharks by the following approaches: Quantify the global patterns of marine species distribution and biodiversity Design and implement standard databases and innovative sampling techniques Emphasize time series / comparative studies Facilitate study of status and impacts on threatened species Enhance ability to test hypotheses about biogeographic and biodiversity models Support modeling of shifting species distributions in response to environmental change Funding Sources Funding for the OBIS-SEAMAP project has been provided by: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation National Science Foundation National Oceanographic Partnership Program Naval Postgraduate School